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    Neuromuscular Junction Blocking Agents

    NMJ-blocking agents block nerve stimulation on muscle cells and cause paralysis of the muscles directly without total CNS depression and its many systemic effects.

    General and Local Anesthetics

    Anesthetics are drugs used to cause complete or partial loss of sensation.

    Psychological Therapies

    Here are the most common psychotherapies being practiced today:

    Anxiolytic and Hypnotic Drugs

    Anxiolytic-hypnotics agents are used to alter an individual’s responses to environmental stimuli. These agents are referred to as anxiolytics (prevent feelings of tension or fear), sedatives (help patient feel calm and unaware of their environment), and hypnotics (help patients sleep).

    Psychotherapeutic Drugs

    Study guide for psychotherapeutic agents: antipsychotics, neuroleptics, antimanic, and CNS stimulants. A simplified nursing pharmacology study guide.

    Muscle Relaxants

    Skeletal muscle relaxants are agents that can treat both temporary and permanent neuronal damage. They do this by interfering with the pain and spasm cycle.

    Antidepressants

    Antidepressants are used to alter the concentration of neurotransmitters in the brain that is responsible for the depressed affect (feelings in response to the environment, whether positive and pleasant or negative and unpleasant).

    Narcotics, Narcotic Antagonists, and Antimigraine Agents

    Narcotics and antimigraine agents provide treatment for acute or chronic severe pain

    Antiparkinsonism Drugs

    Nurse pharmacology study guide for antiparkinsonism agents: dopaminergic agents (levodopa, amantadine) and anticholinergic agents.

    Antiseizure Drugs

    Learn about antiseizure drugs (antiepileptics, anticonvulsants) including hydratoins, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, succinimides and more.

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